Krebs' Class Blogs

Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

October 27, 2014
by Denise Krebs

International Dot Day

International Dot Day was on September 15.

Of course, we read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Some students painted, others made sticker dot art, and others chose to make art on the interactive white board.





Here are some of our whiteboard creations.

It was a lovely day to make a mark and see where it took us, a day to celebrate creativity.

October 27, 2014
by Denise Krebs

Do You Like Our Repurposed Juice Bottles?

We saw this recycled bottle love seat made by Unbound scholars in Guatemala. We liked it, and we wanted to make our own, so kindergarteners began saving juice bottles from home.

After we saved about 40 bottles, we were ready to build a kindergarten-sized love seat.

getting started

We taped 20 bottles together for the seat.

arm rests

We rigged up armrests with more juice bottles.

There was some wild and crazy creating going on. It wasn’t easy helping 52 kindergarteners feel ownership in making our new furniture, but we did it. They are very proud of their work and look forward to getting a turn to sit on it.

White Cover

First, we just had a white sheet for a cover.

Almost ready

Here’s a peek under the cover.

That's better

We only had the white sheet for one day. Then someone brought this colorful cover.

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